Estonia will assume the Presidency of the Council of European Union in the second half of 2017. In that role Estonia will organize a Conference on Innovation Procurement on October 17-18, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. Charles will participate.
On October 25, 2017, the Swedish National Innovation Council (NIC) will organize a first regional meeting. It will be held in the city of Trollhättan in the Region of Västra Götaland. Three members of NIR will participate: Charles Edquist, Sigbritt Karlsson and Carola Öberg. The following ministers will represent the government: Stefan Löfven (Prime Minister), Helene Hellmark Knutsson (Minister of Higher Education and Research), Mikael Damberg (Minister of Enterprise and Innovation), and Isabella Lövin (Minister of International Development Cooperation and Climate). Please see: http://www.regeringen.se/regeringens-politik/nationella-innovationsradet/
The coming meetings with the Swedish National Innovation Council will take place:
- On Monday November 13, 2017 at the Prime Minister’s office in Stockholm
- On Monday March 5, 2017 at Harpsund (The recreational housing of the Prime Minister)
- On Monday 28 May, 2017 at the Prime Minister’s office in Stockholm
The agenda for each meeting will be published a couple of weeks before the actual meetings at: http://www.regeringen.se/regeringens-politik/nationella-innovationsradet/